"I have a dream to create an organization with a message of love that celebrates the magic of childhood."
Arlo Jared Lorenz
Arlo Jared Lorenz
February Giving 2021
February is all about one sale, but it’s arguably the most impactful sale that FeltIt InMyHeart Press has made and it’s symbolic of what the business model is built for. Here’s the story: My editor is one of my best friends in the world. Bit of advice, always hire an editor that knows you well enough to call you out on your BS, and give you real advice. You must then like this person well enough to not only accept the feedback, but pay them for it and thank them while maintaining your friendship. That’s a bit off subject, but leads to an important introduction. At a get together at my editor’s house, soon after publish of The Lonely Bench, I met a now mutual friend of his, who is an advisor for Thrivent. Thrivent sells supplemental insurance, and provides wealth management services. As a Thrivent member you receive a $250.00 giving credit that you can use for a community service/support project. The primary rule for these funds is that they strengthen your community in a philanthropic way.
This information brings us to current; I receive a call from this new friend, as my editor's wife want’s to purchase books. Her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop wants to give books to children in need of reading material. The original idea was to give used, donated books, but the idea came up to use Thrivent money to purchase some books and that’s where FeltIt InMyHeart Press comes in. This was a wonderful call to take, for $250 they were able to purchase 14 copies with a little help from me, but that’s not all! Because the Girl Scouts and Thrivent are both philanthropic organizations, and they wanted to give books that support the FeltIt InMyHeart Mission of defeating illiteracy, I also gave them the donation books. That’s 28 books for Girl Scouts to give to other children in need, paid for by giving funds from Thrivent. To sweeten the deal, I shipped the order and signed all of the books for the flat $250. This is the reason I started this business. I’m happy to repeat this deal to anyone in similar circumstance who would like to take advantage of it. I’ve also considered this type of deal for classrooms, for $250.00 you could give every child in a classroom a new book.
There are so many positives. First the money is a free bonus to being a Thrivent member. Second your supporting community literacy. Third the education given to the Girl Scouts about the power of donation, is equal to the gift of the book given. Fourth, the mission of FeltIt InMyHeart Press to defeat illiteracy is supported in a fantastic way.
If you would like to take advantage of a deal like this, please contact me through the contact form and we will get it put together for your organization.
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I'm writing for the love of writing and the joy it brings. I figure I can defeat illiteracy if I publish in a socially equitable way. To do this I give away one book, for every one purchased to an organization that supports at risk youth.